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* ELVIS TOPS DEAD EARNERS POLL Rock legend ELVIS PRESLEY has overtaken NIRVANA frontman KURT COBAIN as the biggest earning dead celebrity. The Jailhouse Rock hitmaker topped the Forbes magazine poll with earnings of $58 million (£29 million) during 2007. Cobain, who pushed Presley off the top spot last year (06) after widow Courtney Love sold a portion of his recording catalogue, does not feature in the 2007 list. Other late stars to feature include former Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison and slain rapper Tupac Shakur. Musician James Brown enters the list in 11th place after earning $5 million (£2.5 million) since dying last year (06). The top ten is as follows: 1. Elvis Presley - $58 million (£29 million) 2. John Lennon - $44 million (£22 million) 3. Charles M. Schulz - $35 million (£17.5 million) 4. George Harrison - $22 million (£11 million) 5. Albert Einstein - $ 18 million (£9 million) 6. Andy Warhol - $15 million (£7.5 million) 7. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) - $15 million (£7.5 million) 8. Tupac Shakur - $9 million (£4.5 million) 9. Marilyn Monroe - $7 million (£3.5 million) 10. Steve McQueen - $6 million (£3 million). (LJ/WNWCDO/CG) Elvis Presley (as Vince Everett) in Jailhouse Rock (1957) Directed by Richard Thorpe


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